Disease Information for Tetany

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Circumoral paresthesia
Facial muscle spasms
Numbness of face
Palpitations/Skipped beats
Dysphagia Swallowing Difficulties
Nausea
Vomiting
Numbness of lips
Trismus
Acute bilateral Hand muscle spasms
Bilateral Calf Pains
Carpopedal spasms
Chvostek's sign
Cramping in Extremities
Hand muscle spasms/cramps
Hypertonia
Leg cramps/muscle spasm/pains
Local muscle tenderness
Muscle cramps/spasms
Muscle Pain
Muscle twitches
Myalgias
Myokimia/Muscle pulling sensation
Numbness of feet
Peroneal sign/tetany
Tender or painful muscles/Myalgias
Trousseau's tourniquet sign positive
Twitchy/muscle spasms
Weak/Weak as a kitten (symptom)
Active reflexes
Ankle reflexes increased
Convulsion/painful awake
Dysarthria
Hyperreflexia/DTRs increased
Jaw jerk increased
Knee reflexes increased
Level of alertness maintained
Myoclonus/Myoclonic jerks on exam
Numbness/distal fingers and toes
Numbness/hands
Paresthesias
Seizures
Slow speech
Spasm/Seizure while awake
Spasms in Both Legs
Symptomatic Apparent Seizure
Symptomatic Seizure
Tingling lips/hands/paresthesias
Tonic posture/stiffening
Tremor in Elderly
Twitching begins in face spreads
Wakeful seizures/Muscles stay rigid
Weakness/Diffuse motor loss
Difficulty Talking
Pharyngeal spasms
Stridor (Inspiratory noise)
Stridor infant Child
Enervated/extreme acute fatigue
Fatigue
Fatigue Tiredness Exhaustion
Weakness
Weakness non-neuromuscular/systemic
Eyelid Fasciculations
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute on subacute
Course/Acute only
Course/Recurrent illness pattern
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Nursing/lactating status
Patient/Sprue/gluten enteropathy
Patient/Severe eating disorder/bulimia
Patient/Dialysis shunt/hemodialysis
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Lumbar puncture/Increased CSF pressure/LP test
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Prolonged QT interval (ECG)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Dyskinesia
Tetanus
Associated Disease & Complications
Convulsions (grand mal)
Laryngeal stridor
Tetany
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Muscle disorder (ex)
CLASS/Muscle/tendon/extremities (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Uncontrolled muscle contraction
Pathophysiology/CSF Pressure Increased
Pathophysiology/Neuromuscular irritability
Process
PROCESS/Biochemical (category)
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Calcium chloride injection/infusion
RX/Calcium gluconate infusion
Definition

hyperexcitability of nerve and muscle when the concentration of extracellular ionized calcium is decreased.

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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